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PC-820



Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Yoke - Fox


PC-819 served the Navies of the United States and Mexico.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 10 May 1943 by the Albina Engine and Machinery Works, Portland, OR
  • Launched 2 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-820, 30 September 1943
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in July 1948
  • Transferred to Mexico in 1952 and reclassified GC-30
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 450 t.
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 20.2 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm gun mount, five 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines (Serial No. 7017 and 7018), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USS PC-820
    PC-820 179k - Bob Daly/PC-1181
    GC-30
    PC-820 49k c. 1953
    Mexican Navy photo
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-820
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